- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Abdullah ToukanFeb 20, 2014
The IOR is one of the most complex regions in the world in human terms. It includes a wide variety of different races, cultures and religions. The level of political stability, the quality of governance, demographic pressures, ethnic and sectarian tensions, and the pace of economic growth create a different mix of opportunity and risk in each state.
- ReportJan 29, 2014
Once the United States withdraws most or all of its forces from Afghanistan, what issues are likely to continue to be of concern to U.S. policymakers in South Asia? What regional dynamics are likely to affect their ability to achieve policy priorities there?
- Critical QuestionsBy Sadika Hameed, Jeremiah MagpileJan 17, 2014
Corruption is a massive tax on the private sector and impedes broad-based economic growth. Sixty-seven out of 144 economies identified corruption as one of the top three challenges to conducting business in their country, according to the World Economic Forum.
- NewsletterDec 19, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently returned from a four-day visit to New Delhi, his fifth such visit in three years, his thirteenth during his tenure as president. India was also the first country with which Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, in 2011. Clearly, from both the Afghan and Indian perspectives, these are ties that are meant to bind.
- ReportDec 9, 2013
The Nuclear Energy Experts Group (NEEG) of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) met at the Saigon Da Lat Hotel in Da Lat, Vietnam on November 11-12, 2013, under the auspices of the CSCAP Study Group on Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Asia Pacific (the WMD Study Group).
- ReportOct 25, 2013
Can the United States prevent or end conflicts and protect its interests without using military force? Do U.S. civilian institutions have the right mix of support, funding, and capabilities to respond to major crises and political transitions?
- ReportOct 25, 2013
The relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been redefined repeatedly since Pakistan’s independence in 1947. It will continue to be strained by mutual distrust, internal threats to Pakistan’s stability, Pakistan’s relations with its neighbors and militants, and the U.S. role in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
- NewsletterOct 24, 2013
The recent spate of high-level meetings between U.S. and Indian officials has brought into focus the gap between strategic and defense cooperation on the one hand and economic cooperation on the other, with the latter falling short of its potential.
- NewsletterSep 25, 2013
The meeting this week between Prime Minister Singh and President Obama will be a challenge. As Singh arrives in Washington, there are two competing narratives regarding the current state of the U.S. – India relationship. One says it has gone off the rails; the other says it is still on track.
- JournalSep 15, 2013
It was a rough four months for the US as Washington struggled to convince Asian audiences that the “rebalance” is sustainable given renewed attention to the Middle East, even before the Syrian crises.